Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Thurs Mar 1, 1877
LENNOX - FLINT - On the 26th of February, by the Rev. Henry A_STICE, Kittie
M. FLINT, of Ogdensburg, and Walter S. LENNOX, of Philadelphia.
SMITH - KNIGHT - At the residence of the bride, number 18 Canal street, by
Rev. Dr. STRATTON, Wednesday, February 28th, J. Reuben SMITH and Miss Emma
IRELAND - In this city, on Wednesday, February 28th, of heart disease, John
IRELAND, aged 66 years and 8 months.
-Funeral from his late residence, 46 West Alexander street, Friday, March
2d, at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m. Friends of the family are invited to attend.
SCHANTZ - Tuesday afternoon the 27th ult., Elizabeth, wife of Joseph SCHANTZ
and daughter of John WEGMAN, esq., aged 37 years.
-Funeral from the house number 7 Pleasant street, Thursday, March 1st, at
8:30 a.m., and from St. Joseph church at 9 a.m. Friends of the family are
invited to attend.
Last evening a very pleasant matrimonial event occurred at the residence of
the bride, number 18 Canal street. It was the marriage of J. Reuben SMITH to
Miss Emma V. KNIGHT. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. STRATTON. The
groom is an assistant in the office of City-surveyor PEACOCK and a young man
of ability. Many friends give him and his worthy bride the most hearty good
DEATH OF JOHN IRELAND
The sudden death of the well-known citizen John IRELAND was announced
yesterday morning, and although it was not entirely unexpected, yet the
shock was very great. For the past year he had been suffering with an
affection of the heart and was under medical treatment. Tuesday night he
retired feeling as well as usual, but in the morning he was found dead in
his bed. Dr. DANN and Coroner DANNINGBURG were summoned, but both gentlemen
saw that there was no need of their services.
The deceased was sixty-five years of age and leaves
two young children by his present wife and a mature family by a previous
TOO MUCH "LITTLE HATCHET."
John McFARLIN (not the Democratic supervisor from the eighth ward) allowed
his valor to obtain the "upper hold" of his discretion yesterday.
Too much fiery liquid found its way down his throat, and then nothing but
war to the death would satisfy his thirst for gore. He wanted to procure a
little hatchet, but the nearest he could come to a realization of this
desire was to procure a broad axe. With this instrument of death he mounted
guard on the street, and menaced each pedestrian who passed him. Policeman
GARRETT arrested John and locked him up before he had time to scalp anybody.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Fri Mar 2, 1877
THE DEATH RECORD
--Senor Ignacio Zentano GANO,
charge d'affairs for Chili, died on Tuesday at Washington. He was the son of
Dr. William BLEST, an Englishman, and at present president of the faculty of
medicine in the university of Chile.
--Mrs. Maggie M. DREW, an actress
in the English opera bouffe, died last Tuesday in Baltimore, at the house of
her father, Samuel W. GLENN. Mrs. DREW was only twenty-three years of age.
She was born in the theatrical profession, and had been connected with the
stage, principally in Baltimore, from early childhood. Lately she was
attached to Mrs. OATES's opera company, in which her husband, Charles DREW,
is the baritone.
--News has been received of the
death of W. P. WEBSTER, United States consul at Frankfort-on-the Main,
Germany. Mr. WEBSTER was born in Newburport, Mass., in June, 1817. He fitted
for college at Andover, entered Bowdoin, and after two years went to
Dartmouth, where he was graduated in the class of 1838. He studied law with
Lemuel WILLIAM in Lowell, but first practiced in Pennsylvania. Returning to
Lowell he was successively in partnership with A. B. FARR and General
BUTLER. He married a sister of General BUTLER's wife, who died abroad about
a year ago. He leaves two sons, now in Germany. Mr. WEBSTER was a fine
linguistic scholar, and held high local offices, such as alderman, school
committee etc. He was with General BUTLER in New Orleans during the war, and
was appointed consul in 1869.
--A cable dispatch from London
announces the death of Lord George Charles Gordon LENNOX. The deceased was
the fifth son of Charles, fifth duke of Richmond, by Lady Caroline, eldest
daughter of the first marquis of Anglesey. He was born in 1829, and, being
educated at Eton, entered the royal horse guards in 1845, retiring in 1853.
He was at one time a justice of the peace and deputy-lieutenant for the
county of Sussex and a magistrate for the county of Banff. He entered
parliament in 1860 as member from Lymington, and continued to represent that
borough until the time of his death, being always identified with the
conservative side of the house. His elder brother, Lord Henry Charles George
GORDON, is member from Chichester.
--R. H. STODDARD is writing
sketches of Bayard TAYLOR and R. H. DANA for a Boston publication.
--Representative Charles P.
THOMPSON, who defeated BUTLER in 187_, and was not re-elected, has accepted
the office of city solicitor of Gloucester, Mass.
--The Birman embassador intends to
present credentials to President MacMAHON, written on a sheet of gold, and
inclosed in a case of the same precious metal.
--Henry, of France and Navarre,
wore a rich daggar at his belt during the ceremony of his marriage to his
Marguerite, and this dagger has just been sold in Paris for about $2,500.
--The Hon. Charles Francis ADAMS
and Mrs. ADAMS are going abroad in April with their daughter, when that
young lady marries and takes her wedding trip with Dr. QUINCY.
--Thomas WINANS, of Baltimore, who
is an invalid, has great confidence in the efficacy of the sun's rays. He
has a coupe with a glass cover, and a large rink covered with glass for
--There are thirteen ex-governors
in the United States senate -- Senators CLAYTON, HARVEY, STEVENSON, BOUTWELL,
ALCORN, ANTHONY, BOOTH, OGLESBY, MORTON, HAMLIN, WHYTE, RANDOLPH and
--Julian KENNEDY, the Yale oarsman,
has become superintendent of a large iron manufactory in Youngstown, O. He
will probably take a little recreation next summer in his single scull and
enter some of the amateur regattas.
--The grandfather of the empress
Eugenie was not an American, he was a canny Scot, and a shipping merchant in
a large way. At the time he held the office of consul for this country it
was not unusual to appoint foreigners to such service.
--Dr. John LORD, the historian and
lecturer, was robbed of his gold watch in Baltimore last Friday night while
entering a street car. He recovered his property the next day through a
private detective agency, but got no clew to the thief.
--Judge William PEACOCK died at
Mayville, Chautauqua county, N. Y., last Wednesday, aged ninety-seven years.
He was an early resident of Buffalo, where he formerly owned much of the
land now covered by the most valuable business blocks.
--Prince William of Prussia, son of
the crown prince, formerly began his military career on the 9th inst. The
emperor of Germany availed himself of the occasion to review the history of
the Prussian and German armies from the days of the great elector to his own
--John P. CLARK, who was a member
of the last legislature of Massachusetts and used to publish the Lee (Mass.)
Gleaner, has sued the Pittsfield (Mass) Eagle, asking $2,000 damages, for
attributing to him the remark that Governor HAYES ought to be shot and that
he was "ready to do the job."
--The trial of Mrs. Ellen TUPPER,
known as the "bee queen" of the west, is in progress at Davenport,
Ia. She is charged with various forgeries, which are not denied, but the
plea of insanity is interposed against conviction, and a large number of
witnesses have testified that she is an irresponsible person.
--The smallest compositor in the
country is said to be Edward SULLIVAN of Thomaston, Ga. A local newspaper
says: "Ed weighs fifty-five pounds, is fifty inches in height and was
eight years old on the 4th day of last November, and can set a column of
solid minion a day of this paper. He has been at the case thirteen
--The late Rear-admiral ALDEN was
perhaps the only American naval-officer who ever dined with Queen Victoria.
One summer, a few years ago, happening to be passing the isle of Wight, he
noticed the royal standard floating from the tower of Osborne house. He at
once sailed up a little nearer the shore getting his ship aground, and
saluted the queen. She soon sent an invitation to the admiral to dine with
her, and he accepted.
--Several lectures on American
revolutionary history are to be given at the Old South church, Boston, this
spring. The first will be delivered next Thursday by Colonel Henry LEE. He
will be followed by Samuel ELIOT, the Rev. E. G. PORTER, of Lexington, the
Rev. Edward E. HALE, Wendell PHILLIPS, William EVERETT, James RUSSELL and
others. The lectures will be for the most part on special events in the
history of the revolutionary struggle.
--Admiral GOLDSBOROUGH, who has
just died, used to be one of the most genial of men, and his wife was a
charming woman. The latter years of their life were, however, very gloomy,
for during them they mourned the death of two children - Lieutenant Louis
GOLDSBOROUGH, United States army, and Miss Lizzie GOLDSBOROUGH -- who died
from rapid consumption, within two years of each other, just before the
close of the civil war. After their death the gallant old sailor and his
wife became more reserved and their house was closed.
--The Hon. L. Q. C. LAMAR and the
Hon. J. B. GORDON are mentioned as possible orators at the ceremony of
laying the cornerstone of the proposed confederate monument at Chattanooga.
The three base stones of the monument are to be of Tennessee limestone, the
"die" or square block on which are to be cut the words "The
Confederate Dead" is to be of Stone mountain granite, and the shaft of
Tennessee white marble or Georgia granite. The "die" on which is
the lettering is to be one solid block, the sides being six feet wide and
about four feet high between the moulding, or six feet high including
mouldings. This block will weigh eleven tons, or 22,000 pounds.
--Professor Edward NORTH, of
Hamilton college, says of Greek journalism: "The journalism of the
Greeks points to a growing power that is destined to wield an influence
second to that of no other political agency. Athens, with a population of
50,000, has not less than fifty periodicals. One of the most genial and
enterprising editors in Athens, the Rev. George CONSTANTINE, of the Athenias,
was educated at Amherst college, and carried home one of the first fruits of
American culture in a true American wife. Another Athenian editor, the Rev.
M. D. KALOPATHAKES, received his theological training in New York and has
twice expressed his preference for an American wife."
--Now it is solemnly stated that it
was not Miss Minnie SHERMAN who declined at a Washington ball to dance with
Arthur of England. It was Miss Helen COX, whose father was then secretary of
the interior, who, when invited to dance a round dance by Prince Arthur,
said her mother objected to those dances. Prince Arthur consulted his card,
and found the only square dance for which he was disengaged would not come
off before 3 o'clock in the morning, and Miss COX told him she must return
home before that hour. The locket sent by Prince Arthur to Miss SHERMAN was
sent as an acknowledgment of General SHERMAN's politeness in presenting the
prince with a very handsome rifle which H. R. H. had admired. The locket
contained a picture of Prince Arthur.
--Mrs. HAYES's wardrobe is the
subject of a special leaded telegram from Cincinnati to the Chicago I_ber-Ocean.
Mr. JENKINS reverently and picturesquely says: "By good fortune your
correspondent obtained a description of the dresses as decided upon by Mrs.
HAYES and her intimate lady friends and advisers. The inaugural dress will
be of elegant black silk, cut princess in style, and will be high in the
throat, with long sleeves, and, of course, full train. It will be trimmed
with black velvet, blue satin and Valenciennes lace, and, although rich and
elegant, is pronounced very plain. The cost will be $500. The evening or
reception dress will be of Quaker gray, with corsage waist, square neck,
demi-sleeves, and full train. It will be trimmed with Valenciennes lace
fringe and flowers, and will cost $300. The morning dress will be of blue
cashmere handsomely trimmed with silk of the same shade, with fringe to
match; with demi-train and princess polon_ise."
IRELAND - In this city, on
Wednesday, February 28th, of heart disease, John IRELAND, aged 66 years and
-Funeral from his late residence,
46 West Alexander street, Friday, March 2d, at 2 1/2 o'clock p.m. Friends of
the family are invited to attend.
PEER - In this city, on the
afternoon of Wednesday, February 28th, 1877, Egbert PEER, aged 51 years.
-Funeral from his late residence,
number 58 Baden street, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 3d. The remains will be
taken to Newark, N. Y., for interment.
FOUND IN THE CANAL
The Dead Body of Timothy McGrinley
Recovered from the Water
Yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock
a number of young boys playing near the Sophia street bridge, discovered the
remains of a man in the water and immediately gave the alarm. The decomposed
body was towed carefully to the shore by a number of men and laid upon the
bank, a ghastly sight. It was recognized, however, as the remains of Timothy
McGRINLEY an old man sixty years of age, who disappeared from his home a
number of weeks ago. Coroner MORRISON was notified of the case and by his
direction the body was removed to the dead house, where an inquest will be
held this morning.
A RUNAWAY YESTERDAY
About 4:30 o'clock yesterday
afternoon a horse driven by J. H. McGUIRE, the confectioner, was frightened
by the cars and became unmanageable. Mr. McGUIRE was driving up State
street, and at the railroad crossing the horse suddenly veered around and
ran at a rapid rate in the opposite direction. The carriage struck an
obstacle at the side of the street and one of the wheels was broken. Shortly
afterward the animal was caught by Policemen FOWLER and McQUATTERS, thus
preventing a possible tragedy. Besides Mr. McGUIRE there was another
gentleman and a little child in the carriage, and if the runaway horse had
not been stopped when he was, the probability is that some or all of the
persons in the carriage would have been maimed or seriously injured.
DEATH ON THE RAIL
"We take the following from
the Auburn Advertiser of yesterday: "As the local freight on the
New York Central due here at 8:10 p.m., was approaching Skaneateles junction
last evening, a woman was observed walking on the track ahead of the engine.
The engineer, Edward McCRABON, had just blown the whistle for the switch and
was upon the bra_ch track. When he saw the woman he whistled again several
times, but she made no move toward getting off the track. He then reversed
his engine, but could not check his long train of freight cars until the
wheels of the engine passed over her. He then backed the train until the
engine had passed her, and stopped. She was found lying with her feet near
the south rail and her head upon the north one. Her head was horribly
mangled, and her clothing torn and bloody. It is probable her death was
almost instantaneous. The unfortunate woman was the wife of a section man,
named Dennis HAYES, who is employed on the Central road, and who lives but a
few rods from the place of the accident. It is supposed that she thought the
train was on the main track, and consequently did not heed the whistle. She
was in the neighborhood of fifty years of age."
DISASTROUS FIRE IN LOCKPORT
Shortly before 2 o'clock Wednesday
morning an extensive con_i_gration broke out in the drug store of H. J.
CHADWICK, at number 69 Main street, in the village of Lockport. A police
officer discovered the fire and gave an alarm, but the flames spread so
rapidly that a large amount of property was destroyed before resistance
could be made. In the drug store LeRoy L. CHADWICK, a brother of the
druggist, was sleeping, and the first act of the officer was to procure a
ladder and rescue him from the burning building. He emerged from the flames
just in time to escape suffocation. The drug store with its contents was
completely destroyed and Stephen McKNIGHT & Co's furniture store,
together with the hardware store of CULL, ROOD & BROWN, adjoining the
burned building, were extensively damaged. The origin of the fire is not yet
ascertained, though it is supposed that a stove in the basement of the drug
store was its cause. The following are the estimated losses:
CHADWICK, drugs and stock, $10,000; Henry MURRAY, estate, building, $7,500.
The loss of Stephen McKNIGHT & Co., furniture dealers, is heavy, their
entire stock being heavily damaged. Their insurances reaches $12,000 or
$15,000, fully covering their loss; while William S. WRIGHT has an insurance
of $6,000 on the building. The hardware stock of Messrs, CULL, ROOD &
BROWN was also considerably damaged, fully covered by insurance. Mr.
CHADWICK's insurance on his stock amounts to $7,000. The building was owned
by the Henry MURRAY estate and was insured for $5,000.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Sat Mar 3, 1877
"WIVES AS THEY WERE"
Susan B. ANTHONY may appeal to women to insist upon having equal rights
and privileges with men. Yes she must not become impatient, or forget that
"large bodied move slowly." It is but a few years since wives
were little better than slaves, while to-day wealth and science vie with
each other in doing woman's service and seeking to better her condition.
Many diseases that have hitherto cursed her existence are by the use of
Dr. PIERCE's Favorite Prescription readily cured. Her property in most of
the states is now secured to her against the debts of her husband. And as
water never rests until it finds its level, so the rights of woman will,
if necessary, agitate themselves until every point be gained, and every
difference equitably adjusted.
BRADLEY - CUSTER - In Henrietta, on the evening of February 28th, 1877 at
the residence of George M. HODGES, by Thomas O. JONES esq. Alonzo _.
BRADLEY, of Hemlock Lake, N. Y. and Miss Clara M. CUSTER, of Henrietta, N.
YERKES - STONE - Thursday, March 1st, at the residence of the bride's
parents, by the Rev. Myron H. ADAMS, William H. YERKES and Mary _. STONE,
daughter of Nevell A. STONE, all of this city.
GUNN - February 25th, in Chicago, at the residence of her son-in-law,
Albert KE_P, Mrs. W. C. W. GUNN, widow of the late Amos B. GUNN of Ogden,
aged 68 years and 11 months.
-Canandaigua papers please copy.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Mon Mar 5, 1877
GORDON - COLWELL - On the 1st day of March 1877, at the residence of the
bride's parents, in Brighton, by the Rev. James B. SHAW, Alexander F.
GORDON, of Caledonia, and Sarah J. COLWELL, of the former place.
HOPKINS - WAFFLE - At the residence of the bridegroom, in Chili, N. Y.,
March 1st, 1877, Mr. Joseph HOPKINS and Miss Belle WAFFLE, Rev. Granger W.
FINDING - On Saturday afternoon, March 3d, Joseph FINDING, aged 64 years, 7
months and 23 days.
-Funeral from the residence, 7 Smith street, Wednesday afternoon at 2
GARDNER - In this city, on the morning of the 4th inst., of consumption,
Thomas GARDNER, aged 62 years and 8 months.
-The deceased leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. Funeral
from his late residence, number 9 Magne street, Tuesday, March 6th, at 10
o'clock and from the church of the Good Shepherd at quarter past 10 o'clock.
Clyde papers please copy.
KLEINDIENST - In Buffalo, March 3d, 1877, after a lingering illness,
Louisa KLEINDIENST, of this city, aged 17 years and 3 months.
-Funeral will take place on Wednesday from the residence of her parents,
number 65 Orchard street, at 1:30 p.m. and from the Allen street German
church at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are kindly invited. Niagara
Falls Gazette please copy.
LUCAS - In New York, March 2d, 1877, of Bright's disease, Joseph L. LUCAS,
son of the late Joseph L. LUCAS, of this city, and brother of Mrs. Stalham
L. WILLIAMS of Chicago, Ill.
-Funeral from Mt. Hope chapel on Monday, the 5th inst, at half past 2 p.m.
--Joaquin MILLER has written a poem on the subject of the inauguration of
--Rev. Dr. George C. LORIMER, of Boston, denies the reception of any
offered, $10,000 salary to locate in New York.
--Forty years ago Archbishop PURCELL of Cincinnati, was one of the
publishers of the Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligencer.
--Miss Mary _. FLETCHER, of Burlington, Vt., has added $25; (_ to her gift
of $150,000 to found a hospital in that city.
--U. S. GRANT, Jr., the son of President GRANT, was admitted to the bar of
the District of Columbia last Wednesday.
--The Japanese mikado is said to go through his part in the official
receptions with impressive dignity and in a European dress.
--The cardinal-archbishop of Paris complains that marriages with nieces and
sisters-in-law have increased in melancholy proportion.
--Samuel W. SHOEMAKER of Baltimore was one of the earliest believers in the
efficacy of the blue glass. He has a hothouse covered with it.
--Mr. GATLING, the inventer of the gun that bears his name, has invented a
new mitrailleuse, from which 360 rounds a minute can be fired.
--The Duke d'Aumale is the owner of Rembrandt's "Resurrection of
Lazarus," for which the czar offered, about fifteen years ago, the sum
--Progessor Spencer F. BAIRD says he gathered up one night as many as 350
birds which had killed themselves by striking against the lantern-glass of
the Cape Hatteras lighthouse.
--The Grand Dukes, Alexis and Constantine will visit New York with the
Russian fleet toward the close of March. Their second visit will partake
more of an official character than the one just ended.
--Doctor P. DWIGHT, of Adams, Jefferson county, who is now more than
ninety-two years old, acted as groomsman at the marriage of Rutherford
HAYES, of Wilmington, Windsor county, Vt., the father of the
President-elect, Rutherford B. HAYES.
--The venerable Dr. Tayler LEWIS, of Union college, for some time past has
been confined to his bed by reason of increased illness; but, although it is
impossible for him to attend to any college duties, he still continues to
write with the help of an amanuenis.
--Captain COOK; the Yale oarsman, who has been visiting in Cambridge, Mass.,
says that the Harvard eight oared crew is much better, both in physique and
skill, than that of last year. The eight have dropped the quick stroke and
will row a stroke like that of the Yale crew.
--Peter the Great, it has been discovered, was the founder of the first
Russian newspaper and also the first editor ever known in Russia. He was his
own foreign correspondent.
Rochester, Monroe, NY
Democrat & Chronicle
Tue Mar 6, 1877
FRENCH - KEELE - Monday, March 5th, at the residence of E. W. TRIPP, 130
Frost avenue, by the Rev. Mr. NICKERSON, Lewis M. FRENCH of Williamson,
Wayne county, and Leonie C. KEELE, of Rochester, N. Y.
HAYES - In this city, on the 4th inst., at the Home for the Friendless,
Mrs. Eliza HAYES, aged 69 years.
-Funeral to-morrow (Wednesday) morning at 10 1/2 o'clock.
LUCKEY - In this city, on the evening of the 5th inst., of meningitis,
Christina Adelaide, only child of Joseph L. and Jennie W. LUCKEY, aged 9
months and 7 days.
-Notice of funeral hereafter.
McPHERRON - In New Orleans, La., Sunday, March 4th, Nellie Gertrude, only
child of J. M. and M. V. A. McPHERRON, aged 17 months and 19 days.